Pandemic times, stay-at-home orders, and social distancing – the new normal is scary! But nothing can stop close pals from having a good time. And NBC’s ‘Connecting…’ is a remotely filmed series that transforms this tragedy into comedy! The ensemble piece revolves around a gang of friends in LA who vow to stay connected, no matter what, even with strict lockdown measures in the city. The buddies turn their weekly Sunday dinners into online hangouts and manage to have a good time. Now, if you are curious as to how this weird set-up can embrace a hilarious trope, let’s help you out!
Connecting… Season 1 Release Date:
‘Connecting…’ season 1 premieres on Thursday, October 8, 2020, at 8 pm ET/ 7 pm CT, on NBC. From October 29, 2020, the series moves to a new time slot – 8.30 pm ET/ 7.30 pm CT. The first season consists of eight, 30-minute episodes. You can additionally stream the episodes on Peacock.
Connecting… Cast: Who is in it?
‘Connecting…’ revolves around seven friends, attempting to stay close despite the COVID-19 induced stay-at-home orders. We have Keith Powell and Jill Knox starring as the husband-wife duo, Garrett and Michelle. Knox and Powell are also married in real life. Joining them is Shakina Nayfack as Ellis, a practical individual who happens to be a huge fan of the Clippers.
Ely Henry essays the character of Rufus, a paranoid man who is invested in conspiracy theories. Rufus has always been comfier with the Internet. Preacher Lawson portrays Ben, who has recently gone through a breakup. Ben is skeptical about whether he should get back with his girlfriend or not. Rounding up the lead cast is Otmaro Marrero as the pink-haired Annie and Parvesh Cheena as the overly stressed parent Pradeep..
Connecting… Plot: What is it About?
‘Connecting…’ is NBC’s ensemble comedy that was filmed in all its entirety, using only iPhones. The series centers around the social distancing norms that has now become a practice, following the COVID-19 pandemic. Seven friends try to stay connected and sane as they meet up via video chats and discuss the highs and lows during these weird, difficult times. During their online sessions, the gang talks about several topics, including sex, basketball, flirting, cooking, parenting, drinking, and gambling.
For instance, Annie holds a crush on Ben. So she tries to figure out if she should ask Ben to move in with her so that they can spend the lockdown together. The story, throughout its run, jumps several weeks. It starts off when the stay-at-home orders were issued in March 2020. It then progresses to cover the Presidential Elections of November 2020. Overall, it is about friends who want to be there for each other, although they are never really (physically) present in close proximity.
You can check out the trailer for season 1 below!
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